Lead Layout Artist

Tampere, Remote
February 23, 2024

Are you a skilled Lead Layout Artist seeking your next exciting opportunity? We are looking for a Lead Layout Artist to join our team and work with us on our exciting international projects.

As a  Lead Layout Artist you will play a crucial role in the pre-production and production stages of creating visual effects for films and television shows. Your  primary responsibility is to establish the initial camera and object placements within a virtual 3D environment to ensure that the elements in the shot are properly framed and match the live-action footage or the desired creative vision.

The Lead plays a very important role in the quality control and leadership of the layouts. The Lead is responsible for communicating VFX Supervisor and client notes/feedback to artists in a constructive manner. They will work with the VFX Supervisor to translate previs or storyboards into usable 3D shots or sequences. This will include but will not be limited to camera set up, rough animation, environments, and asset blocking. The Layout Lead will complete all setup in such a way that works most effectively with the pipeline. They will be able to make creative decisions and work with the VFX Supervisor to ensure that the creative vision is realized.


  • Communicate with downstream departments to ensure the setup enables artists to complete their work in the most effective manner.
  • Create previsualizations or animatics to help directors and producers visualize how the final shot will look.
  • Breakdown previs or 2D storyboard into 3D shots or sequences.
  • Stage all shots in line with the VFX Supervisor/Directors creative vision.
  • Overcome technical issues (day to day problem solving), in conjunction with R&D and the CG Supervisor.
  • Set up data to maximize throughput.
  • Work with R&D to develop and suggest tools.
  • Evaluate artists work to set and maintain quality standards


  • 5+ years’ of Layout experience with high end film
  • Experience leading teams
  • Experience managing large datasets
  • Thorough understanding of traditional art skills (Form, architecture, anatomy, topology, color theory) and how to apply those skills in a digital medium
  • Excellent attention to detail when finalizing, approving or quality controlling layouts
  • Ability to balance quick turnaround while achieving a high degree of aesthetic quality
  • Proficient in Maya or Blender

Nice to Have

  • Experience working with Shotgrid.
  • Knowledge in Houdini and Nuke.

What we Offer

  • Hybrid model – Possibility to work from the studio or from home
  • Relocation assistance and support for candidates outside of Finland
  • Flexible vacation time
  • Ongoing assistance and support for work permits/CSQ/permanent residency
  • Training opportunities
  • Regular staff events and outside of work activities 
  • A supportive team that cares!

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